Will a broody game hen raise turkeys?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lucky KY Chicks, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Lucky KY Chicks

    Lucky KY Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not currently have games and only have one turkey so excuse my inexperience. I can buy game hens locally and plan to do so closer to spring specifically for brooding. My question is if I order turkey poults and switch them for a broody game hen's "dummy" eggs will she raise the poults?
     
  2. antyler

    antyler Out Of The Brooder

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    Won't the turkeys outgrow the game hen rather quickly?
     
  3. Lucky KY Chicks

    Lucky KY Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will and I've thought of supplemental heat for them but I just wondered if a hen would still care for them?
     

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